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On October 13, 2017.

On October 13, 2017, “Capitol” label released “Colors”, the thirteenth Beck album. It was recorded 2013 – 2017, and was produced by Beck, Greg Kurstin and Cole M.G.N.

Personnel:

  • Beck Hansen – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, percussion, string arrangements, engineer, executive producer
  • Greg Kurstin – bass, drums, guitars, keyboards, percussion, piano, synthesizers
  • Dwayne Moore – bass
  • Nico Abondolo – double bass
  • Ilan Rubin – drums
  • Feist – background vocals
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr. – background vocals
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Charlie Bisharat – concert master, violin
  • Songa Lee – violin
  • Natalie Leggett – violin
  • Mario de Léon – violin
  • Michele Richards – violin
  • Tereza Stanislav – violin
  • Josefina Vergara – violin
  • Andrew Duckles – viola
  • Eric Byers – cello
  • Suzie Katayama – cello
  • Timothy Landauer – cello
  • Steve Richards – cello
  • Greg Kurstin – executive production, engineering
  • Cole M.G.N. – engineering
  • Cassidy Turbin, Darrel Thorp, David Greenbaum – engineering, mixing
  • Alex Pasco, Florian Lagatta, Jesse Shatkin, John Hanes, Julian Burg – engineering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Chris Bellman, Emily Lazar, Randy Merrill – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen and Greg Kurstin except where noted.

  1. Colors
  2. Seventh Heaven
  3. I’m So Free
  4. Dear Life
  5. No Distraction
  6. Dreams (Colors Mix) – Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Andrew Wyatt
  7. Wow – Beck Hansen, Cole M.G.n.
  8. Up All Night
  9. Square One
  10. Fix Me

On February 21, 2014.

On February 21, 2014, “Capitol” label released “Morning Phase”, the twelfth Beck studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, and was produced by Beck.

Personnel:

  • Beck Hansen – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, piano, synthesizer, organ, electric bass, sound collage, tambourine, ukulele, charango, celeste, dulcimer, harmonica, glockenspiel, orchestral arrangements
  • Joey Waronker – drums, percussion
  • Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. – piano, synthesizers, Rhodes, clavinet, B3 organ, background vocals
  • Roger Waronker – piano 
  • Matt Mahaffey – organ 
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar 
  • Cody Kilby – guitar
  • Jason Falkner – electric guitar
  • Smokey Hormel – acoustic and electric guitar, ebow
  • Fats Kaplin – banjo 
  • Stanley Clarke – upright bass, electric bass
  • Bram Inscore – electric bass
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen – bass 
  • Matt Sherrod – drums
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Stephanie Bennett – harp
  • Steve Richards – cello
  • David Campbell – orchestral arrangements, orchestrations, conducting
  • David Greenbaum – engineer
  • Florian Lagatta – engineer
  • Cole M. Greif-Neill – engineer
  • Robbie Nelson – engineer
  • Darrell Thorp – engineer
  • Cassidy Turbin – engineer
  • Joe Visciano – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen.

  1. Cycle
  2. Morning
  3. Heart Is a Drum
  4. Say Goodbye
  5. Blue Moon
  6. Unforgiven
  7. Wave
  8. Don’t let Go
  9. Blackbird Chain
  10. Phase
  11. Turn Away
  12. Country Down
  13. Waking Light

On October 3, 2006.

On October 3, 2006, “Interscope” label released “The Information”, the seventh Beck studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.

Personnel:

  • Beck– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, melodica,  piano,  organ,  keyboards, programming, effects, scratching, sitar, bass guitar,  harmonica, kalimba, percussion, drums, drum effects, glockenspiel, Game Boy
  • Nigel Godrich– mixing, keyboards, programming, effects, scratching,  tambourine, percussion, background vocals, Speak ‘n Spell, whistle, Tote-A-Tune, kalimba, drums, Game Boy
  • Jason Falkner– bass guitars, electric and acoustic guitar, African bass, Moog synthesizer bass, background vocals, percussion, drums
  • James Gadson– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Manning Jr.– intro sounds
  • Alex Acuña– percussion, background vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Brian LeBarton– Speak ‘n Spell
  • Justin Stanley– electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals, percussion, flute
  • Greg Kurstin– keyboards, berimbau, piano, bass keyboard, synthesizer, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • DJ Z-Trip– scratching
  • Stevie Black – cello, percussion, background vocals
  • Lucia Ribisi – girl on “Cellphone’s Dead”
  • Cosimo Hansen – talking
  • Sean Davis – bass guitars
  • Rachel Shelley– shipping forecast
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
  • Suzie Katayama, Charlie Bisharat– strings
  • Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers– talking on “Exoskeleton”

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Elevator Music
  2. Think I’m in Love
  3. Cellphone’s Dead
  4. Strange Apparition
  5. Soldier Jane – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  6. Nausea
  7. New Round
  8. Dark Star
  9. We Dance Alone
  10. No Complaints
  11. 1000 BPM
  12. Motorcade – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  13. The Information
  14. Movie Theme – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  15. The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich

Samples:

  • “The Horrible Fanfare” section uses a sample of “Cellphone’s Dead”.
  • “The Landslide” section uses a sample from the song “Requiem pour un con” by the French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
  • “The Exoskeleton” section contains dialogue spoken by Dave Eggersand Spike Jonze

 

On November 23, 1999.

beck-midnite-vultures

On November 23, 1999, “DGC Records” label released “Midnite Vultures”, the fourth Beck studio album. It was recorded July 1998 – June 1999, at “Soft Studio”, and was produced by Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers, Tony Hoffer and Mickey Petralia. in 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 307 in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Beck– synthesizer, guitar, piano, keyboards, programming, vocals, choir, chorus, producer, vocoder, horn arrangements, mixing
  • David Campbell– viola, string arrangements, string conductor
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel
  • Johnny Marr– electric guitar
  • Michael Patterson– mixing
  • Herb Pedersen– banjo
  • Fernando Pullum – horn
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Joe Turano – horn, background vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Joey Waronker– percussion, drums
  • Beth Orton– background vocals
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • The Dust Brothers– scratching, programming, engineer
  • Robert Carranza – string engineer
  • Steve Baxter – horn, background vocals
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– synthesizer, bass, guitar, percussion, background vocals, handclapping, shaker, upright bass
  • Steve Mixdorf – second engineer
  • Valerie Pinkston – background vocals
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr.– organ, synthesizer, piano, tambourine, background vocals, choir, chorus, clavinet, percussion, shaker, vocoder
  • Mickey Petralia – programming, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Shauna O’Brien – project manager
  • DJ Swamp – scratching
  • Eve Butler – violin
  • Charlie Gross – photography
  • Arroyo Bombers – choir, chorus
  • Arroyo Tabernacle Men’s Chorale – choir, chorus
  • Jon Birdsong – trumpet
  • Derek Carlson – second engineer
  • Eye– artwork, art direction, design, collage
  • Gimbop – layout direction
  • Michel Gondry– collage
  • Tony Hoffer – guitar, programming, producer, engineer, editing, mixing, wah wah guitar, sound design
  • David Arthur Brown– tenor sax

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Sexx Laws
  2. Nicotine & Gravy
  3. Mixed Bizness
  4. Get Real Paid
  5. Hollywood Freaks – Beck Hansen, John King, Michael Simpson
  6. Peaches & Cream
  7. Broken Train
  8. Milk & Honey – Beck Hansen, Buzz Clifford
  9. Beautiful Day
  10. Pressure Zone
  11. Debra

On November 3, 1998.

mutations

On November 3, 1998, “DGC Records” label released “Mutations”, the third Beck studio album. It was recorded March – April 1998, and was produced by Beck Hansen and Nigel Godrich. “Mutations” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album”. “Mutations” was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.

Personnel:

  • Beck – guitar, harmonica, piano, glockenspiel, synthesizer, vocals, producer
  • Elliot Caine– trumpet
  • David Campbell– arranger, conductor, viola
  • Larry Corbett– cello
  • Warren Klein– sitar, tamboura
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • David Ralicke– flute, trombone
  • Nigel Godrich– producer, mixing
  • Smokey Hormel– guitar, percussion, background vocals, cuica
  • Joey Waronker– percussion, drums, synthesizer drums
  • Robert Fisher– art direction
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– bass, percussion, background vocals
  • Roger Manning– synthesizer, organ, keyboards, harpsichord, background vocals, percussion
  • John Sorenson– assistant engineer
  • Charlie Gross– photography
  • Autumn de Wilde– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck, except where noted.

  1. Cold Brains
  2. Nobody’s Fault but My Own
  3. Lazy Files
  4. Canceled Check
  5. We Live Again
  6. Tropicalia
  7. Dead Melodies
  8. Bottle of Blues
  9. O Maria
  10. Sing it Again
  11. Static

On June 18, 1996.

Odelay

On June 18, 1996, “DGC” label released “Odelay”, the second Beck official studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1996, and was produced by Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers,Mario Caldato, Jr, Brian Paulson,Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. In 1997 “Odelay” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album” and “Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” for the song “Where It’s At”. “Rolling Stone” magazine voted “Odelay” “Album of the Year”, “Best Album of the Year” in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop” critics poll, and album of the year in “NME” annual critics poll. In 2003,”Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 306 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Odelay” was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. The album cover is a photograph of a Komondor, Hungarian breed of dog.

Personnel:

  • Beck Hansen– acoustic guitar, slide guitar, electric guitar, vocals, harmonicas, bass, drums, percussion, analog keyboards, electric piano, clavinet, organ, celesta, mixing, art direction, design
  • Mike Millius– scream
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion
  • Mike Boito– organ, trumpet
  • David Brown – saxophone
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Charlie Haden– bass
  • Jon Spencer– keychain
  • Dust Brothers–  mixing
  • Brian Paulson,Mario Caldato, Jr. – mixing
  • Tom Rothrock,Rob Schnapf – mixing
  • Jon Spencer – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Shauna O’Brien– coordination, production coordination
  • Mark Kates -A&R
  • Robert Fisher– art direction, design
  • Al Hansen,Manuel Ocampo, Zarim Osborn – collage images
  • Manuel Ocampo – inlay painting
  • Bob Ludwig – cover photography
  • Nitin Vadukul– photography of Beck

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck, John King and Michael Simpson, except where noted.

  1. Devils Haircut
  2. Hotwax
  3. Lord Only Knows – Beck Hansen
  4. The New Pollution
  5. Derelict
  6. Novacane
  7. Jack-Ass
  8. Where It’s At
  9. Minus – Beck Hansen.
  10. Sissyneck
  11. Readymade
  12. High 5 (Rock theCatskills)
  13. Ramshackle – Beck Hansen

On May 28, 2001.

10_000Hz_Legend

On May 28, 2001, “Virgin” label released “10 000 Hz Legend”, the third Air studio album. It was recorded 2000-2001, and was produced by Air and Tony Hoffer The album artwork was by Ito Morabito.

Personnel:

  • Air – arranger, engineer
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– bass, vocals, drum sound
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr– keyboards, vocals
  • Brian Reitzell– drums, drum sounds
  • Beck– harmonica, vocals
  • Buffalo Daughter– vocals
  • Jason Falkner– vocals
  • Lisa Papineau, Julia Sarr, Ken Andrews, Elin Carlson, Barbara Cohen – vocals
  • Corky Hale – harp
  • Jean Croc – whistle
  • Roger Neill – arranger, conductor, choir conductor, string conductor
  • Nilesh “Nilz” Patel – mastering
  • Tony Hoffer – editing, mixing
  • Bruce Keen – engineer, editing
  • Brian Kehew– engineer
  • Design Air Logo, layout – Åbäke
  • Design and concept– Ora-Ïto

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, except where noted, all music by Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin.

  1. Electronic Performers
  2. How Does It Make You Feel?
  3. Radio #1
  4. The Vagabond – lyrics by Beck Hansen
  5. Radian
  6. Lucky and Unhappy
  7. Sex Born Poison – lyrics by Sugar Yoshinaga
  8. People in the City
  9. Wonder Milky Bitch
  10. Don’t Be Light
  11. Caramel Prisoner

On May 24, 2011.

Demolished_Thoughts

On May 24, 2011, “Matador Records” label released “Demolished Thoughts”, solo album by Thurston Moore. It was recorded in 2010, in Los Angeles and Massachusetts, and was produced by Beck Hansen.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore – guitars, vocals
  • Beck Hansen – synths, vocals, bass
  • Samara Lubelski – violin
  • Mary Lattimore – harp
  • Bram Inscore – brass
  • Joey Waronker – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Thurston Moore.

  1. Benediction
  2. lluminine
  3. Circulation
  4. Blood Never Lies
  5. Orchard Street
  6. In Silver Rain With a Paper Key
  7. Mina Loy
  8. Space
  9. January

On March 29, 2005.

Guero

On March 29, 2005, “Interscope” label released “Guero”, the sixth Beck studio album. It was recorded September 2003 – August 2004, at “The Boat” in Silverlake, and was produced by Beck Hansen, Dust Brothers and Tony Hoffer.

Personnel:

  • Beck– vocals, guitars, bass guitars, additional sounds, percussion, slide guitar, 12-string guitar,  clapping,  stomping,  programming,  tambourines,  harmonica, vocoder, piano,celeste, drums, beats, keyboards, kalimba, strings arranger, art direction, design, recording, mixing
  • The Dust Brothers– beats, claps, producers, recording, mixing
  • Paolo Díaz – “dude” (speaks in the background of “Qué Onda Guero”)
  • Charlie Capen – additional sounds
  • David Campbell– strings arranger
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr.– clavinet
  • Danny Kalb – engineer
  • Petra Haden– vocals
  • Tony Hoffer– mixing
  • Smokey Hormel– electric guitar
  • Money Mark– organ
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– bass, guitar sounds
  • Christina Ricci– spoken words
  • Joey Waronker– drums
  • Jack White– bass

Track listing:

  1. E – Pro – Beck Hansen, Dust Brothers and Beastie Boys
  2. Qué Onda Guero – Beck Hansen and Dust Brothers
  3. Girl – Beck Hansen and Dust Brothers
  4. Missing – Beck Hansen, Dust Brothers, Vinicius de Moraes and Carlos Lyra
  5. Black Tambourine – Beck Hansen, Dust Brothers and Eugene Blacknell
  6. Earthquake Weather – Beck Hansen, Dust Brothers, Mark Adams, Steve Washington, Daniel Webster and Mark Hicks
  7. Hell Yes – Beck Hansen and Dust Brothers
  8. Broken Drum – Beck Hansen
  9. Scarecrow – Beck Hansen and Dust Brothers
  10. Go It Alone – Beck Hansen, Dust Brothers and Jack White
  11. Farewell Ride – Beck Hanson
  12. Rental Car – Beck Hansen and Dust Brothers
  13. Emergency Exit – Beck Hansen and Dust Brothers

 

On March 1, 1994.

Mellow Gold

On March 1, 1994, “DGC” label released “Mellow Gold”, the official debut and third Beck album overall. “Mellow Gold” was recorded in 1993, and was produced by Beck Hansen, Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf and Carl Stephenson.

Personnel:

  • Beck– vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica, percussion, synthesizers, music box
  • Mike Boito – organ
  • Carl Stephenson– beats, sampling, sitar
  • Petra Haden– violin
  • David Harte – drums
  • Rob Zabrecky– bass
  • Mike O’Connor – drums
  • DJ Smash – turntables
  • Robert Fisher – art direction, design
  • Ross Harris – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck, except where noted.

  1. Loser
  2. Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
  3. Fuckin’ With My Head (Mountain Dew Rock)
  4. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997
  5. Soul Suckin’ Jerk
  6. Truckdrivin’ Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)
  7. Sweet Sunshine
  8. Beercan
  9. Steal My Body Home
  10. Nitemare Hippy Girl
  11. Mutherfucker
  12. Blackhole